Biography

Ali Smith

Ali Smith is the author of eight previous works of fiction, including the novel HOTEL WORLD, which was short-listed for both the Orange Prize and the Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and the Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Award, and THE ACCIDENTAL, which won the Whitbread Award and was short-listed for the Man Booker Prize and the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction. Her story collections include FREE LOVE, which won a Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and a Scottish Arts Council Award, and THE WHOLE STORY AND OTHER STORIES. Born in Inverness, Scotland, Smith lives in Cambridge, England.

Ali Smith

Books by Ali Smith

by Ali Smith - Fiction

HOW TO BE BOTH is a novel all about art’s versatility. Borrowing from painting’s fresco technique to make an original literary double-take, it’s a fast-moving genre-bending conversation between forms, times, truths and fictions. There’s a Renaissance artist of the 1460s. There’s the child of a child of the 1960s. Two tales of love and injustice twist into a singular yarn where time gets timeless, structural gets playful, knowing gets mysterious, fictional gets real --- and all of life’s givens are given a second chance.

by Ali Smith - Fiction

At a dinner party, Miles Garth suddenly leaves the table midway through the meal, locks himself in an upstairs room, and refuses to leave. An eclectic group of neighbors and friends slowly gathers around the house, and the story of Miles is told from the points of view of four of them.